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Map the Meal Gap 2015 Study Indicates Food Insecurity Hits Close to Home

According to Study, 20% of Children in north central Minnesota Struggle with HungerGRAND RAPIDS, MN – May 06, 2015 – Second Harvest North Central Food Bank announced the release of the annual Map the Meal Gap study, which details the startling rate of food insecurity experienced by people in the seven country north central Minnesota region. ...

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Market Season Opens – Friday May 29th!

We’ll kick-off this year’s Market Season with the annual plant sale hosted on-site by the Pine River Garden Club. Each year they bring a beautiful selection of annual and perennial plants. ...

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Sponsor Thanks!

We are honored each year to have the support of local businesses and organizations. Their support makes it possible for us to offer the best Market possible. Thank you: City of Pine River Hanneken Insurance Happy Dancing Turtle Hunt Utilities Group Joelt Electric Matt’s Lawn Care Rural Renewable Energy Alliance Stone Woman Herbals We appreciate your support! Market shoppers- don’t hesitate to voice your appreciation when you stop by or speak with one of our sponsors. ...

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Minnesota and North Dakota acting in tandem for broadband policies. Hmmm.

Nothing like a rainy, long weekend to help me catch up a little. It gave me a chance to read an interesting article on broadband in North Dakota. Interesting for two reasons. ...

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Nashville Warbler

Nashville Warbler Here’s a better shot of the Nashville Warber. Yesterday at the Vermilion River Gorge Hiking Trail, the Nashvilles were down low foraging in the brush along the trail. ...

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Will Annandale get $2 million from the state for broadband?

CBS Minnesota reported a couple days ago… The central Minnesota city of Annandale would get one-fifth of the new money available statewide for broadband Internet build-outs in an earmark that passed the Legislature this week with no time to spare — and vaulted the city past a competitive bidding process that other rural towns must go through. Annandale was passed over for a grant in 2014, but a clause inserted in a budget bill Monday night sets aside $2 million this time. ...

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Balanced camp

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USDA Announces Funding Opportunity for Distance Learning and Telemedicine Projects

Good luck. Would love to see Minnesota receive sme funding… WASHINGTON, May 22, 2015 – Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack today announced that the U.S. ... More from Blandin on Broadband

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How to Make Grilling Cheaper

One of my favorite parts of summer is grilling out.   I help with the prep work, but my husband does the work.  There’s minimal clean-up.  The kids love it.  My house stays cooler, and we enjoy all the different flavors that cooking over an open flame can bring. ...

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King of the (Prehistoric) Seas–Mosasaur

I’ve been dragging my heels with these prehistoric creature posts, but with “Jurassic World” just around the corner, I decided to get off my buns and post about one of my all time favorites: mosasaurs. Shamu’s got NOTHING on this sh*t! Mosasaurs ruled the oceans of the Cretaceous Period of the Mesozoic Era of Earth’s history, biting sharks in half while T-Rex was doing the same with anatosaurs. ...

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Hand-twisted cattail rush-Throwback

Throw-back Thursdays–These photos of me weaving hand-twisted cattail rush seats were taken in 1982, when I already had about six years weaving... [[ Click here to read more... ...

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Warblers arriving daily

Nashville Warbler Another of the Wood-warblers to arrive early is the Nashville Warbler. We have tons of these in the Crane Lake area that arrive here on their breeding grounds to raise their family. ...

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7 Mistakes People Make When Decluttering

You know the drill.  Keep, sell, toss.  Only keep what you truly love or find to be useful.  Ask yourself if your stuff sparks joy.   All of these mantras to help you declutter, and yet we still struggle with getting rid of our excess stuff.  7 Mistakes People Make When Decluttering Everyone is decluttering. ...

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Hummingbirds arrived northern Minnesota

The hummingbirds arrived in northern Minnesota over the weekend! I spotted my first tiny little one at the feeders on Saturday, May 16, 2015. I... [[ Click here to read more... ...

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Insure Your Good Health

​Good health means taking care of your body, mind and spirit.Insure Your Good HealthGood health means taking care of your body, mind and spirit.Ampli ...

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5 Things You Can Do To Free Up Some Cash

Sometimes it feels like my budget is a partially deflated balloon. If I squeeze a little bit in one area so that I can save, the expenses just pop back out on the other side. ... More from Northern Cheapskate

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Healthy Choices

The choices you make about nutrition and fitness every day have a huge impact on your health. Choose wisely!Healthy ChoicesThe choices you make about nutrition and fitness every day have a huge impact on your health. ...

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Insure Your Good Health

​Good health means taking care of your body, mind and spirit.Insure Your Good HealthGood health means taking care of your body, mind and spirit.Ampli ... More from Explore Chiropractic

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Mike Meyer Signs creates Wicker Woman sign 1991

Today’s post is a Throwback Thursday— Mike Meyer Signs of Mazeppa, MN circa 1991, putting up my sign for my wicker studio in Zumbro... [[ Click here to read more... ... More from Weavin' Wicker Woman Blog

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More early Warbler migrants

Pine Warbler The little jewels of the forest are coming back up north in droves now. Another early migrant is the Pine Warbler. This morning I heard them calling at Handberg’s Marina. ... More from Crane Lake Nature Blog

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